Honolulu Uber, Lyft bill becomes law

Honolulu Uber, Lyft bill becomes law

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is allowing a bill placing stricter regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to become law.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council on Wednesday and cited logistical concerns in allowing it to become law without his signature. The council approved the measure Aug. 3.

Caldwell says in a letter that he supports having the council establish regulations for both taxi cab and transportation network companies so there is a "level playing field" of competition.

The bill requires both taxi and ride-hailing drivers to pay a fee to obtain a certificate to operate.

While Caldwell has shown support for some parts of the measure, he says administrative rules should be drafted before the law takes effect Jan. 15.

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